Royal Palm Trees For Sale
When most people picture palm trees, the first type that comes to mind is the Royal Palm.
Palmco offers Royal Palm trees for sale worldwide, however this palm will do best in climates similar to those in South Florida, Hawaii, Texas, Central/South America, California, and the Caribbean.
Since they are abundant in tropical locations, they are often associated with beaches and warm climate areas.
Royals are a large, majestic palm tree, and their clean look makes them ideal for high-end developments, resorts, shopping areas, and to line streets. In fact, Miami’s famous Biscayne Boulevard is lined with Royal Palms, creating a regal feel.
They are also especially durable in severe weather, like heavy winds and hurricanes, because they will release their leaves, making them slightly more wind resistant.
Transplanting Royal Palms
One of the hazards of having a palm tree transplanted and shipped is that the tree may experience what is known as “transplanting shock.”
This can happen to any palm tree because the majority of their vast web root system is cut away during the diggin process.
Palm trees, like all trees, absorb their water and nutrition from the smallest and finest of roots and root hairs, not from the bigest and thickest roots, which are the roots remaining after a tree has been dug out of the ground. We dig and deliver trees successfully all of the time, and it's important to note that landscapers take extra caution to reduce and eliminate shock.
At Palmco, we take always take special care to minimize the distress during the digging, loading and delivery process.
Tips For Transport:
- Tying Up The Root Ball To Keep It Moist
We wrap the root ball in burlap and plastic so it is exposed to as little sunlight and air as possible. This keeps the root ball moist, providing the remaining roots with as much moisture as is possible for use during travel up until the point of installation.
We tie up the heads of the palm as well. This helps prevent damage during the transport and allows the tree to conserve energy. We generally recommend that the palm head stay tied up for two to four weeks during dry, windy, hot (or cold) drought-like conditions. If the air is wet and humid, then one or two weeks are probably enough time to leave the head tied up.
Generally, we recommend that our customers use a root stimulator after the palm has been transplanted. Treatments that have endomycorrhizal fungi, amino acids, growth hormones, and humic acid work best as they encourage fine root hair growth. The palm will establish itself quickly once it is being nurished. We also recommend that each tree have its own dedicated source of water. A two to three gallon per minute bubbler is recommeded.
Treating a Shocked Royal Palm Tree
If your Royal Palm starts to show signs of shock, including discolored or wilting fronds, then there are a few things that you can do to help your palm.
- Be sure that the palm is getting enough water to soak the root ball
- Trim dead fronds
- Tip the fronds
- Give the palm a fungicide drench (with added fertilizer, if necessary)
- Add slow-release palm fertilizer
Repeat this process in about six weeks if the palm is still showing signs of shock.
The regal Royal Palm trees we have for sale at Palmco will require transplantation, and, although palm shock may be inevitable, we take steps to curb it and you should too.
For more information about caring for your new palm, give us a call at (239) 283-1329, visit our FAQ page, or check out our blog.